Finally! Mother Nature is set to give us some decent weather this week. The wind will be heavy at times, but as a plot twist: for motorcycle riders that often adds to the experience of jumping on the back of that hog for one of the first times every season.

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

According to the National Day Calendar, The National Safety Council declared Motorcycle Safety Month as a way to alert motorists to increased motorcycle traffic and reduce the number of motorcycle-related traffic fatalities.

Riders and drivers both need to take precautions and look out for each other, as reports continue to say distracted driving is on the rise. As a driver, follow the rules of the road, and please put down your phone while behind the wheel. This ensures you are looking out for other motorists, including those on two wheels. On that note, riders should observe the same rules of the road, wear a helmet, and take a motorcycle course.

How to observe Motorcycle Safety Month

  • Be alert to riders on the road.
  • Take your time, signal, and check your mirrors.
  • Leave enough distance between your vehicle and the rider in front of you.
  • Riders, wear protective gear, obey traffic laws, and maintain your ride.
  • Take a motorcycle safety course.
  • Enjoy the ride! For more information visit
  • Use #MotorcycleSafetyAwarenessMonth to join the conversation on social media.

Join us in several "Bike Nights' this spring and summer for riders to gather and enjoy the camaraderie, live music, and food from local vendors.

  • McGrath Hawkeye Harley Davidson in Coralville the first Thursday May-August
  • Metro Harley-Davidson the second Thursday May-September
  • Wild Hogs in Walford the third Thursday May-September J&P Cycles is the third Friday June-September
  • McGrath Powersports is the last Thursday May-August

Grab your helmet and enjoy the ride...safely!

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